Headquarters
United States Army Europe
United States Army Installation Management Command
    Europe Region
Heidelberg, Germany

Army in Europe
Regulation 55-1*

24 June 2011

Transportation and Travel

United States Military Motor Vehicle Operations on Public Roads


*This regulation supersedes AE Regulation 55-1, 24 May 2005.



For the Commander:

TERRY A. WOLFF
Major General, GS
Chief of Staff

Official:

DWAYNE J. VIERGUTZ
Chief, Army in Europe
    Document Management



Summary. This regulation prescribes policy and procedures for operating military vehicles on public roads during peacetime in Europe.

Summary of Change. This revision incorporates procedures for obtaining diplomatic clearance for transit through German States covered by the Treaty on the Final Settlement With Respect to Germany (2+4 Treaty) (app C).

Applicability. This regulation applies to U.S. military forces operating—

  • Owned, leased, or loaned vehicles in the countries identified in paragraph 5a and in operational areas as prescribed by directives and operation orders.


  • Nontactical vehicles for matters not specified in AE Regulation 58-1. Conflicts between AE Regulation 58-1 and AE Regulation 55-1 will be resolved between IMCOM-Europe and the USAREUR G4.
  • Supplementation. Organizations will not supplement this regulation without USAREUR G4 (AEAGD-M) approval.

    Forms. This regulation prescribes AE Form 55-1M and AE Form 55-1N. AE and higher level forms are available through the Army in Europe Library & Publishing System at https://aepubs.army.mil/.

    Suggested Improvements. The proponent of this regulation is the USAREUR G4 (AEAGD-M, DSN 370-5499). Users may suggest improvements to this regulation by sending DA Form 2028 to the USAREUR G4 (AEAGD-M), Unit 29351, APO AE 09014-9351.

    Distribution. B (AEPUBS).



    CONTENTS


    SECTION I
    GENERAL


    SECTION II
    POLICY


    SECTION III
    PROCEDURES FOR VEHICLE MOVEMENTS


    SECTION IV
    SAFETY, ACCIDENT PREVENTION, AND ACCIDENT REPORTING


    SECTION V
    SECURITY


    Appendixes
    A. References
    B. Transportation Responsibility Points of Contact
    C. Diplomatic Clearance

    Tables
    1. Host-Nation Holidays
    2. Maximum Speeds for Normal Driving Conditions
    3. Convoys Requiring Movement Credits
    4. Oversize and Overweight Vehicles
    C-1. Diplomatic Clearance Timelines

    Figures
    1. Format for Diplomatic Clearance Request (Single Country)
    2. Format for Diplomatic Clearance Request (Multi-Country)

    Glossary



    SECTION I
    GENERAL


    1. PURPOSE
    This regulation—


    2. REFERENCES
    Appendix A lists references.


    3. EXPLANATION OF ABBREVIATIONS AND TERMS
    The glossary defines abbreviations and terms.


    4. RESPONSIBILITIES
    Everyone involved in operating motor vehicles on public roads is responsible for the safety, discipline, and appearance of U.S. military drivers and their vehicles. Specific responsibilities are as follows:


    SECTION II
    POLICY


    5. GENERAL


    6. RESTRICTIONS

    Table 1
    Host-Nation Holidays
      Albania,
    Baltic States,
    Bulgaria
    Austria Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina,
    Croatia
    Czech Republic Denmark
    Weekend
    Restrictions
      Saturday 1500 until Sunday 2200        
    Summer Travel
    Restrictions
    (note)
      X        
    January 1 1 and 6 1 1, 7, and 14 1 1
    February            
    March 3     1    
    April Good Friday, Easter, and Easter Monday Good Friday, Easter, and Easter Monday Easter and Easter Monday   Easter and Easter Monday Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter, and Easter Monday
    May 1, 6, and 24 1 and Ascension Day 1 and Ascension Day 1 and 6 1 and 8 Common Prayer Day and Ascension Day
    June   Whit Sunday, Whit Monday, and Corpus Christi Whit Sunday and Whit Monday 28   5, Whit Sunday, and Whit Monday
    July     11 and 21 12 5 and 6  
    August   15 15 2, 15, and 28    
    September 6 and 22     8 and 21 28  
    October   26     28  
    November 1 1 1 and 11 1, 2, 8, and 25 17  
    December 24, 25, and 26 8, 25, and 26 25 25 24, 25, and 26 24, 25, 26, and 27
      France Germany Greece Hungary Italy FYROM
    Weekend
    Restrictions
               
    Summer Travel
    Restrictions
    (note)
      X     X  
    January 1 1 and 6 1 and 6 1 1 and 6 1, 6, 7, and 14
    February   Carnival Clean Monday      
    March     25 15   8
    April Good Friday, Easter, and Easter Monday Good Friday, Easter, and Easter Monday Good Friday, Easter, Easter Monday, and Easter Tuesday Easter and Easter Monday 25, Easter, and Easter Monday Easter
    May 1, 8, and Ascension Day 1 and Ascension Day 1 1 1 and Sunday nearest 2 June 1 and 24
    June Whit Sunday and Whit Monday Whit Sunday, Whit Monday, and Corpus Christi Holy Ghost Whit Sunday and Whit Monday    
    July 14          
    August 14   15 20 15 2
    September           8
    October   3 28 23    
    November 1 and 11     1 Sunday nearest 4 November  
    December 25 and 26 25, 26, and 31 25 and 26 25 and 26 8, 25, and 26 25 and 26
        Netherlands Poland Romania,
    Serbia
    Slovakia Slovenia
    Weekend
    Restrictions
               
    Summer Travel
    Restrictions
    (note)
               
    January   1 1 1, 2, and 6 1 and 6 1 and 2
    February           8
    March            
    April   Good Friday, Easter, Easter Monday, and Koninginnedag Easter and Easter Monday Easter and Easter Monday Good Friday and Easter Easter and Easter Monday
    May   5 and Ascension Day 1 and 3 1 1 1 and 2
    June   Whit Sunday and Whit Monday Corpus Christi     25 and Corpus Christi
    July         5  
    August     15 15 29 15
    September         1 and 15  
    October           31
    November     1 and 11   1 1
    December   25 and 26 25 and 26 1, 25, and 26 24, 25, and 26 25 and 26
    NOTE: Servicing MCEs should be contacted for specific restrictions.


    7. MOVEMENT CREDITS


    8. EN-ROUTE REFUELING


    9. TRANSPORTATION OF HAZMAT CARGO

    NOTE: The 2011 edition of the ADR changed the format for the ADR driver training certificate. The certificate will be plastic with black lettering on a white background. Additional security features include the driver’s photograph, a hologram, and UV printing. Use of the new certificate will become mandatory on 1 January 2013. Until then, the orange ADR card will be used.

    NOTE: Transportation motor pool (TMP) vehicles used to transport hazard class 1 (except for 1.4S ammunition) are also required to have annual inspections and a Certificate of Approval with the vehicle.

            No entry for any orange-plated vehicle transporting goods in packages, in a tank, or in bulk.
     
            No entry for any orange-plated vehicle carrying a water-contaminating load in packages, in a tank, or in bulk.


    10. SPEED LIMITS
    Convoy commanders will ensure—

    Table 2
    Maximum Speeds for Normal Driving Conditions
      Cities Autobahns/
    Highways
    Other/
    Secondary
    Roads
    Speed Limits for NTVs (miles per hour/kilometers per hour)
    NTVs under 7,000 pounds GVW (for example, cargo trucks, carryalls, minivans, panel trucks, sedans)31/5074/12060/100
    Exceptions
    Buses or NTVs with 12 or more passengers seated31/5050/8050/80
    Buses or NTVs with 12 or more passengers standing31/50Not authorizedNot authorized
    NTVs over 7,000 pounds GVW (for example, cargo, refuse, and tank trucks (including tractor and trailer), wreckers)31/5050/8037/60
    NTVs pulling any type of trailer31/5050/8050/80
    Speed Limits for Tactical Vehicles (miles per hour/kilometers per hour)
    March columns (excluding vehicles that may further restrict speed)31/5050/8050/80
    Oversize, overweight, and towed vehicles31/5050/8037/60
    Trucks, ¼- to 1¼-ton (with or without trailers, including high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles (HMMWVs))31/5050/8037/60
    Trucks and truck tractors, 1½-ton and larger (with or without trailers)25/4050/8037/60
    Trucks transporting ammunition, dangerous cargo, or explosives25/4050/8037/60
    Vehicles that have not had the antilock brake system (ABS) retrofit modification workorder (MWO) completed25/4040/6535/57
    NOTES:
    1. The speed limits above will be observed unless a lower speed limit is posted or weather or traffic conditions warrant a lower speed.
    2. For vehicles carrying hazardous cargo, the following applies:
        a. If visibility is less than 50 meters, the driver will stop at the nearest parking area until visibility improves.
        b. If the vehicle weighs more than 3½ tons and is traveling faster than 31 miles per hour/50 kilometers per hour, the vehicle will maintain a distance of at least 50 meters from the vehicle in front.


    11. MOVEMENT TO AND FROM TRAINING AREAS


    SECTION III
    PROCEDURES FOR VEHICLE MOVEMENTS


    12. GENERAL


    13. CONVOYS AND OVERSIZE OR OVERWEIGHT VEHICLE MOVEMENTS
    Convoys, oversize and overweight vehicles, and slow-moving vehicles directly affect traffic safety. Movement credits help host-nation military traffic-control authorities manage the risks associated with integrating military traffic into the public highway system.

    Table 3
    Convoys Requiring Movement Credits
    P = peacetime; W = wartime
    Country P W Country P W
    Albania6   Greece1010
    Austria7   Hungary6  
    Baltic States6   Italy7(note 2)
    Belgium2020Kosovo15  
    Bosnia7   Luxembourg2020
    Bulgaria6
    (note 1)
      Netherlands1020
    Croatia7   Romania6  
    Czech Republic10   Poland10  
    Denmark3131Serbia(note 3)  
    France1020Slovakia10  
    FYROM6   Slovenia10  
    Germany1131      
    NOTES:
    1. Can be waived if required.
    2. In times of war, for convoys in Italy traveling over—
        a. Dispatch routes, a movement credit is required for convoys or columns of more than 19 vehicles.
        b. Reserved routes, an authorization or movement credit is required for every movement (even for a single vehicle).
        c. Supervised routes, the minimum number of vehicles by which a movement credit is determined will be specified by the military authority supervising the routes.
    3. Contact the servicing MCE for the current status.

    Table 4
    Oversize and Overweight Vehicles
    Country Oversize Width Height Length Overweight
    Albania, Austria, Baltic States (note 1)
    Belgium Single vehicle 2.5 meters 4 meters 12 meters    
            1 or 2 axles 16 metric tons
            3+ axles 22 metric tons
    Tractor and semitrailer 2.5 meters 4 meters 15.5 meters   44 metric tons
    Truck and trailer 2.5 meters 4 meters 20 meters   44 metric tons
    Bosnia and Herzegovina (note 1)
    Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Romania, Serbia (note 1)
    Denmark Single vehicle, 2 axles 2.55 meters 4 meters 10 meters    
    Single vehicle, 3+ axles 2.55 meters 4 meters 12 meters    
            1 or 2 axles 18 metric tons
            3+ axles 24 metric tons
    Tractor and semitrailer 2.55 meters 4 meters 14 meters   32 metric tons
    Truck and trailer 2.55 meters 4 meters 18 meters   44 metric tons
    France Single vehicle 2.5 meters 4 meters 11 meters    
            1 or 2 axles 13 metric tons
            3+ axles 26 metric tons
    Tractor and semitrailer 2.5 meters 4 meters 16.5 meters   38 metric tons
    Truck and trailer 2.5 meters 4 meters 18.35 meters   38 metric tons
    FYROM (note 1)
    Germany Single vehicle 2.55 meters 4 meters 12 meters    
            1 or 2 axles 10 metric tons
            3+ axles 22 metric tons
    Tractor and semitrailer 2.55 meters 4 meters 15.5 meters   40 metric tons
    Truck and trailer 2.55 meters 4 meters 18.35 meters   40 metric tons
    Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Poland (note 1)
    Italy Single vehicle 2.55 meters 4 meters 12 meters    
    Tractor and semitrailer 2.55 meters 4 meters 16.5 meters (note 2)  
    Truck and trailer 2.55 meters 4 meters 18.75 meters    
    Netherlands Single vehicle 2.5 meters 4 meters 12 meters    
            1 or 2 axles 16 metric tons
            3+ axles 22 metric tons
    Tractor and semitrailer 2.5 meters 4 meters 15.5 meters   50 metric tons
    Truck and trailer 2.5 meters 4 meters 18 meters   50 metric tons
    Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia (note 1)
    NOTES: 1. Contact the servicing MCE when traveling from, in, or through this country.
    2. There are 13 different weight categories in Italy. For details, contact the 14th Movement Control Battalion.


    14. PROCEDURES FOR REQUESTING MOVEMENT CREDITS

    NOTE: Exceptions to policy, regardless of the reason, will not be processed on Fridays after 1200 or on host-nation holidays.


    15. DIPLOMATIC TRANSIT CLEARANCES

    NOTE: Border-crossing points are available in the Handbook on Support Within the Scope of Host Nation Support in Germany (HS HNS DEU). This handbook is available at http://www.streitkraefteunterstuetzungskommando.bundeswehr.de/portal/a/skukdo (click on Service & Presse, then Host Nation Support; the handbook is under Downloads).

    NOTE: When a movement transits more than one nation, the most restrictive time requirement should be used as the critical time path in order to ensure that diplomatic clearance requests are submitted on time.


     

    DATE:

    A TYPE OF MOVE/PURPOSE OF MOVEMENT: Provide the purpose of the requested transit.
     
    B ORGANIZATION (TELEPHONE # AND POC): Provide the shipping organization and POC with telephone number (origin MCT or BMCT).
     
    C PROPOSED ITINERARY: Provide the route of the movement (by country).
     
    D ORIGIN OF MOVEMENT: Provide the movement departure location.
     
    E POINT OF ENTRY INTO COUNTRY: Provide the entry point into the country.
     
    F ETA INTO COUNTRY: Provide the estimated date and time of arrival in country.
     
    G PROPOSED ROUTE THROUGH COUNTRY: Provide the proposed route from border entry point to border exit point.
     
    H POINT OF DEPARTURE FROM COUNTRY: Provide the departure location.
     
    I ESTIMATED DEPARTURE TIME FROM COUNTRY: Provide the estimated time of departure.
     
    J FINAL DESTINATION (INCLUDE POC): Provide the final destination of the movement and the destination POC.
     
    K VEHICLE DATA (INCLUDE TRUCK COMPANY NAME IF COMMERCIAL): Provide a description of the vehicles. Include the carrier’s name, license plate numbers, bumper numbers, serial numbers, and the number of vehicles (including trucks and trailers, if applicable).
     
    L GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS: Provide a description of the cargo. Be sure to note hazardous cargo and ammunition.
     
    M PERSONNEL DATA: Provide a passenger manifest. Include the names and grades of military and civilian personnel and their passport numbers, if applicable. If personnel will carry weapons or ammunition, list weapon serial numbers, the amount of ammunition, and how the weapons and ammunition will be transported.
     
    N TMR NUMBER: Provide the first six characters of the TMR number.
     

     

    Figure 1. Format for Diplomatic Clearance Request (Single Country)


     

          TRANSIT REQUEST
     
      DATE: [DATE]
    FROM: [ORIGIN]
    TO: DMC - Transportation
            Integration Branch
    SUBJECT: Transit Request
       
     
    1 TMR/Mission Number:   FIRST SIX CHARACTERS OF TMR
     
    2 Exporting/Importing Country   U.S. FORCES GERMANY - U.S. FORCES AT DESTINATION
     
    3 Origin MCT and POC:   ORIGIN MCT AND POC
     
    4 Major Command/Shipper:
    Origin of Movement:
    POC & Tel No:
    Origin DODAAC:
      SHIPPER
    DEPARTURE LOCATION
    POC AND TELEPHONE NUMBER
    ORIGIN DODAAC
     
    5 Destination MCT:
    POC & Tel No:
    Destination DODAAC:
      DESTINATION
    POC AND TELEPHONE NUMBER
    DESTINATION DODAAC
     
    6 Purpose of Movement/Transit:   PURPOSE OF MOVEMENT
     
    7 Departure Date and Time:   DEPARTURE DATE AND TIME
     
    8 Proposed Itinerary:   ROUTE OF THE MOVEMENT (BY COUNTRY)
     
          CITY NAME DATE
    DAY, MONTH, YEAR
    LOCAL TIME
    (24-HOUR TIME)
    A GERMANY   DEPART    
          ORIGIN LOCATION    
        EXIT GERMANY    
          PASSAU    
     
    B AUSTRIA   ENTRY AUSTRIA    
          SUBEN    
        EXIT AUSTRIA    
          NICKELSDORF    
     
    C HUNGARY   ENTRY HUNGARY    
          HEGYESHALOM    
        EXIT HUNGARY    
          NAGYLAK    
     
    D ROMANIA   ENTRY ROMANIA    
          NADLAC    
        EXIT ROMANIA    
          GIURGIU    
     
    E BULGARIA   ENTRY BULGARIA    
          RUSSE    
        EXIT BULGARIA    
          GYUESHEVO    
     
    F FYROM   ENTRY FYROM    
          KRIVA PALANKA    
        EXIT FYROM    
          DJEN YANKOVIC    
     
    G KOSOVO   ENTRY KOSOVO    
          KACANIC    
        ARRIVE    
          CAMP BONDSTEEL    
     
    9 Rail: No. and Type Railcars:   NUMBER AND TYPE OF RAILCARS
     
    10 Highway Movements   NUMBER OF MILITARY OR COMMERCIAL VEHICLES
     
      TRUCKS (TRUCK/TRAILER)     DRIVERS NAMES AND PASSPORT NUMBERS
      1 (LICENSE PLATES)   1 (NAME AND PASSPORT NUMBER)
      2   2  
      3   3  
      4   4  
     
    11 Carrier Information     CARRIER’S NAME
     
    12 Description of Cargo:     CARGO DESCRIPTION
     
     
    13 Number Size and Type of Containers     NUMBER AND TYPE OF CONTAINERS
     
    14 Additional Personnel     ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL
    (FOR EXAMPLE, GUARDS)
     
    15 Documentation:     U.S. TRANSPORT DOCUMENTS
     
    16 Special Remarks     ANY SPECIAL REMARKS

     

    Figure 2. Format for Diplomatic Clearance Request (Multi-Country)



    SECTION IV
    SAFETY, ACCIDENT PREVENTION, AND ACCIDENT REPORTING


    16. GENERAL


    17. ACTIONS IN CASE OF AN ACCIDENT
    Drivers involved in accidents will—


    18. SAFETY MEASURES


    19. BUS OPERATIONS


    SECTION V
    SECURITY


    20. SECURITY REQUIREMENTS

     

    APPENDIX A
    REFERENCES


    SECTION I
    PUBLICATIONS

    Allied Movement Publication 1, Regulations and Procedures for Road Movement and Identification of Movement Control and Traffic Control Personnel and Agencies

    Allied Movement Publication 2, Procedures for Surface Movements Across National Frontiers

    Allied Movement Publication 3, Movement and Transport Documents and Glossary of Terms and Definitions

    Allied Movement Publication 4, Technical Aspects of the Transport of Military Materials by Railroad

    Standardization Agreement 2155, Road Movement Bid and Credit

    DOD 5100.76-M, Physical Security of Sensitive Conventional Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives

    DTR 4500.9-R, Defense Transportation Regulation

    USEUCOM Manual 4301.01, Common User Logistics (CUL) in the USEUCOM AOR

    AR 15-6, Procedures for Investigating Officers and Boards of Officers

    AR 27-20, Claims

    AR 58-1, Management, Acquisition, and Use of Motor Vehicles

    AR 190-5, Motor Vehicle Traffic Supervision

    AR 190-11, Physical Security of Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives

    AR 190-45, Law Enforcement Reporting

    AR 385-40, Army Accident Investigations and Reporting

    TC 21-305, Training Program for Wheeled Vehicle Accident Avoidance

    FM 55-30, Army Motor Transport Units and Operations

    AE Regulation 10-5, Headquarters, United States Army Europe

    AE Regulation 55-4/USAFE Instruction 24-203, Safe Movement of Hazardous Goods by Surface Modes

    AE Regulation 385-40, Accident Reporting and Records

    AE Regulation 385-55, Prevention of Motor-Vehicle Accidents


    SECTION II
    FORMS

    SF 91, Motor Vehicle Accident Report

    OF 346, US Government Motor Vehicle Operators Identification Card

    DD Form 2A(ACT), Active Duty Military ID Card

    DD Form 626, Motor Vehicle Inspection (Transporting Hazardous Materials)

    DA Form 2028, Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms

    Form 302, Import/Export Customs Declaration

    AE Form 55-1M, Convoy, Oversize/Overweight Vehicle Movement Observation Report

    AE Form 55-1N, Road Movement Bid Credit Granted/Marschanmeldung

     

    APPENDIX B
    TRANSPORTATION RESPONSIBILITY POINTS OF CONTACT


    Organization Location DSN Telephone Civilian Telephone
    21st TSC-IVicenza, Italy634-820439-0444-51-8204
    21st TIBKaiserslautern, Germany484-716549-631-413-7165
    39th MCBKaiserslautern, Germany483-638549-631-411-6385
    99th PMCTAviano, Italy632-812039-0434-66-8120
    BMCT BambergBamberg, Germany469-704549-951-300-7045
    BMCT BaumholderBaumholder, Germany485-619049-6783-6-6190
    BMCT BremerhavenBremerhaven, Germanynone49-471-891-8766
    BMCT ChièvresChièvres, Belgium361-530732-6827-5307
    BMCT GermersheimGermersheim, Germany378-372849-7274-58-3728
    BMCT GrafenwöhrGrafenwöhr, Germany475-625249-9641-83-6252
    BMCT HohenfelsHohenfels, Germany466-478849-9472-83-4788
    BMCT KaiserslauternKaiserslautern, Germany483-729149-631-411-7291
    BMCT KatterbachKatterbach, Germany467-269849-9802-83-2698
    BMCT LivornoLivorno, Italy633-754339-050-54-7543
    BMCT MannheimMannheim, Germany382-470949-621-779-4709
    BMCT RotterdamRotterdam, the Netherlands362-223831-10-459-2238
    BMCT SchinnenSchinnen, the Netherlands360-749831-46-443-7498
    BMCT SchweinfurtSchweinfurt, Germany353-866949-9721-96-8669
    BMCT StuttgartStuttgart, Germany430-871949-711-680-8719
    BMCT VicenzaVicenza, Italy634-707139-0444-51-7071
    BMCT VilseckVilseck, Germany476-296049-9662-83-2960
    BMCT WiesbadenWiesbaden, Germany334-272249-6134-604-2722
    MCT USKFORCamp Able Sentry, Kosovo783-1317389-258-0312
    PMCT RamsteinRamstein, Germany480-228849-6371-47-2288

     

    APPENDIX C
    DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE


    C-1. 2+4 TREATY CLEARANCE

    NOTE: It is important that the form is filled out completely, correctly, and legibly. The German Federal Ministry of Defense will not process the form if it has misspellings or other errors.

    C-2. DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE TIMELINES
    Table C-1 provides a guideline for the number of days a host nation requires to process diplomatic clearance requests. Units need to add at least 2 workdays to host-nation timelines when submitting a request to the 21st TSC to allow the 21st TSC to review the request for completeness and validity. Host nations may change their submission timelines at any time. Servicing movement control teams and branch movement control teams should be contacted for current information. The glossary defines abbreviations used in the table.

    NOTE: The timeline for obtaining diplomatic clearance to move arms, ammunition, and explosives (AA&E) is generally twice as long.

    Table C-1
    Diplomatic Clearance Timelines
    Country Timeline
    Albania12 workdays
    Armenia*14 calendar days
    Austria8 workdays for military trucks and trains with MP escort
    Free run for commercial trucks with general cargo
    15 workdays if OS or M915/M872 is used
    6 weeks to 6 months for war material
    Azerbaijan*10 calendar days
    21 calendar days for HAZMAT
    40 calendar days for rail
    Belgium15 workdays for military highway, OS, SIs, convoys (more than nine vehicles), HAZMAT, and rail
    24 hours with waiver for military trucks with general cargo (not OS)
    Bosnia-Herzegovina10 workdays
    Bulgaria5 to 7 workdays
    15 workdays for HAZMAT and OS
    10 workdays for rail
    Croatia5 workdays
    Czech Republic3 workdays
    30 calendar days for HAZMAT
    10 workdays for weapons
    30 calendar days for rail
    Denmark7 workdays for military highway, OS, SIs, convoys, and HAZMAT
    Estonia30 calendar days
    France5 calendar days for military vehicles, buses, and convoys
    Free run for commercial trucks with general cargo
    35 calendar days for SIs
    FYROM*2 workdays
    4 workdays for HAZMAT and OS
    GeorgiaNo timeline available
    Germany
    (Eastern, 2+4 request)
    10 workdays
    Greece7 workdays
    Hungary3 workdays for general cargo, HAZMAT, and OS
    10 workdays for safe haven
    30 calendar days for rail
    ItalyFree run for military and commercial trucks with general cargo
    10 workdays for AA&E, convoys, OS, and OW (Carabinieri escort required)
    15 workdays for rail
    Kazakhstan*No timeline available
    Kosovo2 workdays
    4 workdays for HAZMAT and OS
    Kyrgyzstan*No timeline available
    Latvia20 to 30 calendar days
    Lithuania2 workdays
    LuxembourgFree run for military and commercial trucks with general cargo
    15 workdays for OS and OW
    10 workdays for HAZMAT
    Moldova10 workdays
    Montenegro10 workdays
    Netherlands5 workdays
    14 calendar days for AA&E
    Norway20 calendar days
    Poland30 calendar days
    Portugal30 calendar days
    Romania4 workdays for highway
    10 workdays for OS, ammunition, and HAZMAT
    30 calendar days for rail
    Russia*Transit not allowed
    SerbiaTransit not allowed
    Slovakia 4 workdays for military and commercial trucks with general cargo
    6 workdays for HAZMAT
    10 workdays for OS trucks and rail
    Slovenia3 workdays
    Spain5 workdays
    45 calendar days for HAZMAT
    SwedenFree run for commercial trucks with general cargo
    15 workdays for military trucks and rail with general cargo
    6 weeks for rail and military trucks with SI, OS, or HAZMAT
    30 calendar days for buses
    Switzerland15 workdays
    Tajikistan*No timeline available
    Turkey30 calendar days (Turkish defense authorization required; diplomatic clearance not recognized)
    Turkmenistan*No timeline available
    Ukraine*40 calendar days
    United KingdomFree run for military and commercial trucks with general cargo
    7 workdays for HAZMAT, weapons, and OS
    Uzbekistan*No timeline available
    *Does not accept Form 302

     

    GLOSSARY


    SECTION I
    ABBREVIATIONS

    21st TSC21st Theater Sustainment Command
    21st TSC-I21st Theater Support Command - Italy
    AA&Earms, ammunition, and explosives
    ABSantilock breaking system
    ADR Accord Européen realtif au Transport International des Marchandises dangereus par Route (European Agreement Concerning the Transportation of Hazardous Goods by Highway)
    AEArmy in Europe
    AEPUBSArmy in Europe Library & Publishing System
    ALOCair lines of communication
    AORarea of responsibility
    BMCTbranch movement control team
    CG, USAREURCommanding General, United States Army Europe
    CULTcommon user land transportation
    DAODefense Attaché Office
    DMCdistribution management center
    DODDepartment of Defense
    DTGdate-time group
    DTRDefense Transportation Regulation
    DTOdivision transportation office
    ECIPEuropean Compliance Inspection Program
    EUFOREuropean Union Force
    FYROMFormer Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
    G4Deputy Chief of Staff, G4, United States Army Europe
    G5deputy chief of staff for civil affairs
    GVWgross vehicle weight
    HAZMAThazardous material
    HMCThighway movement control team
    HMMWVhigh mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle
    HQheadquarters
    IDidentification
    IMCOM-Europe   United States Army Installation Management Command, Europe Region
    KFORKosovo Force
    LEVlead escort vehicle
    MCBmovement control battalion
    MCEmovement control element
    MCOmovements control office
    MCTmovement control team
    MLCmilitary load class
    MPmilitary police
    MWOmodification workorder
    NCOnoncommissioned officer
    NEWnet explosive weight
    NSNnational stock number
    NTVnontactical vehicle
    OFoptional form
    OSoversize
    OWoverweight
    PMCTport movement control team
    POCpoint of contact
    POLpetroleum, oils, and lubricants
    RAWLrotating amber warning light
    SFstandard form
    SIsensitive item
    SPOSupport Operations, 21st Theater Sustainment Command
    STANAGstandardization agreement
    TBDto be determined
    TEVtrail escort vehicle
    TIBTransportation Integration Branch, Support Operations, 21st Theater Sustainment Command
    TMPtransportation motor pool
    U.S.United States
    USAREURUnited States Army Europe
    USEUCOMUnited States European Command
    USKFORUnited States Forces in Kosovo
    UTMUniversal Transverse Mercator


    SECTION II
    TERMS


    activity
    A unit, organization, or installation performing a function or mission.

    Allied Movement Publication
    A NATO publication series that prescribes procedures for vehicle movement and cargo transportation in Europe.

    ammunition and hazardous cargo
    All classes of dangerous goods identified under national and international transportation regulations. This includes ammunition, compressed gases, corrosives, explosives, fuels, lithium batteries, and poisons; and other goods requiring designation by the terms “HAZMAT” and “dangerous goods” (DTR 4500.9-R and AE Reg 55-4).

    branch movement control team
    A team subordinate to a movement control team that coordinates customer-convoy or movement-credit requirements with highway movement control teams.

    controlled route
    A route, the use of which is subject to traffic or movement restrictions, which may be supervised (Allied Movement Pub 3). The following are types of controlled routes:

  • dispatch route. In road traffic, a roadway over which full control as to priorities of use and the regulation of movement of traffic in time and space is exercised. Movement authorization is required for its use, even by a single vehicle.
  • reserved route. In road traffic, a specific route allocated exclusively to an authority or formation.
  • supervised route. In road traffic, a roadway over which limited control is exercised by means of traffic-control posts, traffic patrols, or both. Movement authorization is required for its use by a column of vehicles or a vehicle of exceptional size or weight.
  • convoy
    A group of vehicles organized for the purpose of control and orderly movement with or without escort protection (Allied Movement Pub 1). Paragraph 13 provides specific country requirements.

    convoy commander
    The person in charge of the vehicles and operating personnel of a convoy, as designated by the person authorizing the movement. The convoy commander is the senior officer, noncommissioned officer, or Soldier with the convoy, if there is no specific appointment.

    convoy element
    The following are elements of a convoy:

  • march column. A group of vehicles moving under a single column commander over the same route at the same time in the same direction. A column may be composed of a number of organized subelements (Allied Movement Pub 1).
  • march unit. A subdivision of a serial (defined below). A march column moving and halting under the control of a single commander using voice, visual signal, or radio.
  • serial. A major subdivision of a march column moving under a single commander for planning, regulation, and control purposes.
  • dangerous goods or dangerous cargo
    See ammunition and hazardous cargo.

    gross vehicle weight
    The weight of the vehicle plus the weight of the load.

    hazardous material (HAZMAT)
    See ammunition and hazardous cargo.

    highway movement control team
    An element of the transportation battalion that coordinates with the appropriate area host-nation authority for passing movement credits and movement bids to the requesting unit. The highway movement control teams in Germany work directly with and are often collocated with the local logistics command.

    movement bid
    The request for permission to move convoys or oversize or overweight vehicles. The following are types of movement bids:

  • change. A request initiated by a unit to modify an existing movement bid.
  • emergency. Bids that require immediate movement action to prevent or respond to injury, loss of life, or damage to property (for example, to provide disaster relief, prevent injury or loss of life, or evacuate disabled vehicles).
  • exception to policy. A routine movement bid that falls during a restricted movement period. An exception to policy requires authentication.
  • late. A routine movement bid that does not meet the minimum times. Late requests will be processed in sequence and are not guaranteed to move on the requested date.
  • routine. Bids for movement that meet the established times for submission.
  • movement control team
    A team subordinate to a transportation battalion exercising movement control and highway regulation within an assigned geographic area.

    movement credit
    The allocation granted to one or more vehicles to move over a controlled route in a fixed time according to movement instructions. Permission is granted to the moving unit by the host-nation authority through the servicing movement control team.

    movement number
    A number allocated to a movement by the movement control staff responsible for issuing a movement credit.

    nontactical vehicle (NTV)
    A motor vehicle, normally of commercial design, assigned by formal authorization documents and used to provide the transportation support of an activity.

    oversize vehicle
    A vehicle or a combination of a vehicle and load that exceeds the legal dimensions of width, length, or height imposed by the host nation. Table 4 of this regulation provides information about oversize vehicles.

    overweight vehicle
    A vehicle or a combination of a vehicle and load that exceeds the legal gross vehicle weight or any individual axle loadings set by the host nation. Table 4 of this regulation provides information on overweight vehicles.

    NATO Standardization Agreement (STANAG)
    The record of an agreement among several or all of the member nations of NATO to adopt like or similar military equipment; ammunition, supplies, or stores; and operations, logistic, or administrative procedures.

    transportation battalion (movement control)
    A subordinate command of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command that provides movement control services in its assigned geographic area.